Thursday, December 3, 2009
Audi R8 Super Sport Concept Tinkered by Senner Tuning
Before you start thinking otherwise, let us to tell you that what Senna Tuning really means by the term 'Super Sport Concept', is a performance package with engine, suspension and wheel upgrades for the Audi R8 4.2 V8 FSI. The main event of the treatment concerns the V8 engine. A reprogrammed ECU, the use of special sport air filter and a custom built exhaust system, all help to boost output from 420HP and 430Nm to 458 horsepower and 470Nm of torque.
Then, the German tuning house adds sport suspension springs that lower the R8's ride height by about 25mm up front and 15mm at the back, while the package is finished with a set of 20-inch alloy wheels wrapped in high performance Dunlop tires.
The full package including the engine modifications is priced at €14,900 or around US$22,500 at today's exchange rates.